How to Start a Telecommunications Business

A telecommunication business is not only a profitable venture but also innovative.

Utilizing an integrated plan is the turnkey to run the business smoothly. Adequate knowledge and proper planning can make the business successful.

Starting a Telecommunications Business

Our everyday living mostly depends on the technology. For most people it plays a huge part in their lives. Nowadays, almost everybody is using cell phones or the voice over internet protocol to communicate with other people. This is because communication is very important to our lives not only for keeping in touch but also keeping us updated for everything. That is why starting a telecommunication business is very in demand. Likewise, there are many opportunities associated with this type of business. The good thing about running a telecommunication business is that you can be the boss of your own business and the success of your business lies in your hand.

Factors to Be Considered

Nevertheless, there are several factors to be considered when starting a telecommunications business. You should identify the niche that you will give your focus. You can choose on selling cell phones, home phone services and home security. It is ideal to start the business with only one focus. In this way you can give more time in running the business until such time that it is ready for expansion. On the other hand, you cannot start your business unless you have a business plan. This is very significant in any kind of business because it will serve as your guide. It is recommended to incorporate in the business plan the mission statement, objective and financial projection. Keep in mind that the mission statement will reflect the purpose of your business. In like manner, the financial projection will explain the start up capital as well as other expenses that you will need.

If you do not have the adequate fund to finance your business you can look for financial institutions where you can apply for business loan. As much as possible, apply loan with low interest rates. The business plan will be the reference for the approval or disapproval of your loan. You can seek assistance from other investors who want to invest their money in telecommunication business. After you have created the business plan, the next thing to pay attention is the necessary business permits and licenses. You cannot run your business without the approved licenses. Aside from the licenses, you should also apply for employer identification number.

Once you have the start up capital, begin hiring employees. Make sure to hire employees that are willing to be part of business and can help you growing it.

Finally, take time in the promotion of your business. Advertise your business to the general public in any promotional option you want. As much as possible you should have website where potential clients can inquire about your services.


  • carlos said on February 12, 2012
    can anybody tell me how, where and the requirements and what kind of license i need to be able to do all the termination phone and network cables and to setup wireless networks, thank you
  • krishna said on January 2, 2013
    my shop is in front of a school but i cannot earn good profit which things i do for more profit i have lot of space please guide me i am from india u.p.
  • Bhawna said on August 21, 2013
    i have own business of manufacturing of tubelight chokes and fittings in nihal vihar. Please provide me some idea to expand my business
  • Brandon Paulk said on October 6, 2013
    I am in a small town but will be willing to relocate. Me and my 2 brother have different back grounds in low voltage and Telecommunications. My question is what would be a good way to get started in some type of low voltage or telecom business that would not require a very high start up cost. Some of the ideas we have are cabling, alarm systems or any low cost company we can build into some major in time
  • Alfred Masokola Baheng said on June 27, 2014
    Brandon Paulk. Can you please contact me; +267 75985851 OR I am in Botswana and you seem like a guy i can do business with.
  • rachna sharma said on July 27, 2014
    i want to start my own business .plz guide me about telecommunication .
  • George Maphothoma said on January 5, 2015
    @rachna sharma  i work for one of the fast growing networks in telecommunications and im looking to go into business for myself but i need a partner who has just as much passion. I can assure you that this business is very much lucrative and after the business is on its feet u dont have to do much but look at your bank email is if u interested
  • Mbuthiah Maingi said on February 14, 2015
    I am from Kenya. I want to start Telecommunication business though I dont have the technical skills in the industry. How best can you advice on areas of investment. Should I go for service with manpower or hardware. What are most marketable hardwares.
  • Justin said on March 4, 2015
    I am a master student in broadband telecommunications technology and technology entrepreneurship. I am very motivated in starting my own business in this field from design to sells. I'm looking for like minded people and partnership. My email is
  • Zack Thompson said on May 1, 2015
    I live in upstate NY and just finished up my degree in electrical technology. I took a telecommunications class and it really interested me and would love to start a business in that field in my area. Not really sure the best route I should go so if anybody has any suggestions I would love to hear them. My email is, phone number (518)774-7857 and my name is Zack Thompson. Thanks
  • Asif said on June 21, 2015
    Hello, I am working in an International B.P.O and I am full of experience, and now I want to start my own International call center, so can you tell me all the process that how to start it and how to promote it and get the effective results?
  • VOLCY M. Eddyson said on June 21, 2015
    Hello! I am from Haiti. Me and my brother are about to start our own Technology Company. I have a Telecommunication Degree and my brother has a Degree in Electrical Technology. We already start with the register processing. We need your advice please about how we can promote this business and get the effective results? And we also looking for minded people and partnership. My e mail is: and my phone is: +509 3665 6060. Thank you!
  • Fitzgerald Scotland said on August 20, 2015
    Hello, I was wondering how to start a telecommunication company with a low cost budget?
  • George Tshanjane said on January 2, 2016
    Hi,I am from South Africa, I want to start a telecommunication company, but I don't know where shall I start, so can anyone guide me.
  • Katlego said on January 13, 2016
    HI i am Katlego from South Africa Pretoria, I am a motivated business minded student who's keen in elevating a starting up business. Currently i am trying to set up a distribution line of supplying coffee to university students, since its been consumed more by students. whoever has sufficient capital, feel free to send me an e-mail
  • Jennifer Mclaughlin said on January 13, 2016
    I have 12 plus years in Telecommunications. I have tools, potential employees what do I need to do to just do the cabling and terminations in local businesses and homes.
  • Clay C said on February 18, 2016
    I would like to bring back the nextel/IDEN network not only for phone use but also for the 2 way. It would still be a great factor for professional and personal use. It's much less of a distraction and you would still be able to add 4g on a tablet or whatever else otherwise. In my opinion, a phone should only be used for communication via tak, text, or direct connect or 2 way. Is there anyone else out there interested in the same thing I am??
  • Henry said on February 21, 2016
    I am looking for a business partner, who is interested in telecommunications, please contact me Henry
  • sumit nanda said on March 30, 2016
    I am interested in above telecommunication business. How can start my own business?
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  • Subodh said on April 28, 2016
    Hi @Henry, I would be interested in your telecommunication business since I have 11.5 years of experience into this domain. Subodh
  • mark said on May 12, 2016
    I am Duncan from Kenya, am in my final year electrical and communication engineering and want to start a telecommunication related business. Please contact me if you are interested in partnership or have any start up ideas.
  • SITARAM SAHU said on May 18, 2016
  • Ndivhuho said on June 11, 2016
    M also interest how do we go pls
  • Marvin said on June 17, 2016
    in process of opening a telecom business and distribute samsung pbx sytsems ,cctv etc , based in kzn and gauteng , any one interested and serious in a partnership , pop me a email and we can discuss.
  • Ken Phiri said on July 1, 2016
    Hi everyone i am Ken Phiri from Zambia. i am very passionate to start my own telecommunication network service provider. If there is anyone who can assist me on how i can about it or to join me you can email me.
  • Ndivhuho said on July 23, 2016
    i have passion in this telecommunication business and i want to start my own company or if anyone looking for a partnership email me on or contact on 072 949 3278 m in SA pretoria. @marvin you can email me n we take it from there or anyone actually
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  • Omar Lopez said on January 19, 2017
    to start a telecom company first we need the license C7
  • Frank said on March 27, 2017
    Am from Uganda 23 yrs old I have no Idea but am willing and planning to start up mobile network any any who can I tell me more or even teach me about it am willing thank you.
  • Desire Buseri said on May 3, 2017
    Hi there I'm from Nigeria and I want to start up a telecoms network; a wifi network precisely if there's anyone who'll enlighten me on it I'm all ears and I'm also open for partnerships. Thanks email me @
  • Shivam singh said on December 6, 2017
    How can I start my Own call center. which process have to be follow...!!
  • lauben nuwagaba said on January 12, 2018
    anybody from uganda interested in mobile network start business or telecommunication company start business in box me or call me at +256705754347
  • Ben said on May 29, 2019
    Hi everyone, I am from Namibia and would like to partner up with any interested individuals to establish a telecoms network, you may contact me at +264816450474
  • Jones said on July 16, 2019
    Hi, I am Jones. I will like to partner with anyone with good telecom knowledge in Nigeria capital is not the issue contact me at
  • moses said on November 22, 2020
    can you help me start a telecommunication business


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